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28 February 2016 @ 01:00 pm
out of the mouth of babes  
grandma: so you need some i words for school? okay, let's think of some i words. how about... ice.
illinois niece: [giggles] ice cream.
grandma: very good! can you think of any others?
niece: ....i.
grandma: no, that begins with e.
niece: not that you see with, grandma. like [points to self] ME.
grandma: that's right! very good!
niece: igloo.
grandma: there's another.
niece: [thinks]
grandma: it's a hard one, isn't it.
niece: [nods]
grandma: how about... internet. iron. idea. independence. irritating. except some of those are kind of big words. you might not know what they mean, yet. do you know what irritating means?
niece: yes. like this morning with mommy.
selva oscura: HAPPY BABYanonymousblack on February 29th, 2016 04:44 am (UTC)
illinois niece (pictured, four years ago) is a pretty fantastic definition of magical realism, to be sure. of course, she's a fellow leftie living in my childhood bedroom, so that's not too much of a surprise. :-)